Monday, August 31, 2009

travel-paint-brush


Accidentally...or not?
Saturday I bought myself some travel-paint-brushes.
I wanted to buy a drawing-book...which happened to be a travel-journal.
at the pay desk, they sold like sweets, some travel-paintbrushes.
on sale!
Immediately I fell in love with those brushes...
(though I don't intent to travel, with my still painful back)

.... it was no difficult decision....
Next day I remembered Iwings birthday...!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

4 years iwings!



Friday, August 28, 2009

sparrow feast






What I really love, are the sparrows...in the Zoo.
Free to go in and out as often they like.
some even live in the Zoo, I guess,

Feasting on the food of all the other animals...
& lots of visitors sharing their apple-cakes and sandwiches...
so much choice!
always, way more than enough.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

rhino



After mealtime, showering time for ants and beetles.

tiger roll



When we were at tigers domain...
we were just in time for their dinner

They greatly loved it...rolling over and around like real cats after their meal.

elephants eyes






With two of my friends A. & A.
we went to the zoo...
gotten some free tickets...going in and out...having a nice day.

I wondered what an elephants-eye looked like,...specialy his eyelashes.
The model-elephant posed... delighting.....showering himself all over...
Having so much fun playing with his meal.

Monday, August 24, 2009

square-dotted-ladybird




a square-dotted ladybird eating from a fallen leaf

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Twirl in the dark

At first I thought it was Tommy rolling over the grass...
As it was already dark, I could not clearly distinguish.

Looking better, I saw, it was: two hedgehogs....!
rolling and twirling over each other, in the grass.
playing...
tumbling...rolling.... running....
chasing each other.

lovely sight
could not make a picture , then I would have wasted their game.

its still on my minds eye.
Twirl in "the dark"

Friday, August 21, 2009

double portion


Almost every evening around 10.30,
a hedgehog is roaming around.
he sniffs out the grass...for something yummy.
Sometimes he finds the leftovers of Tommy and Bibi.
not always, when the tray is empty.

Quickly I filled the tray...
Very soon he discovered his treat.
I stayed close ... I could hear his funny loud smacking.

He didn't notice me so close
when he wanted to leave, he almost bumped on me,
frightened he ran away...
then he bumped on Tommy who was laying under a chair.
Both jumped up kind of startled.

I filled his dish again...
After a while he came back, enjoying his second portion.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

signs of fall



As it is extremely warm summer days,
too warm for even one thing to do...

I smell it in the air...(even a month ago) I felt he was on his way.
Some signs of his coming are already there.
I try to ignore it, I try to deny his first foreboding...
not yet very successful.

I saw him dangling, caught in a spiders-web...
as if he was still on a tree.

Fall is trying to fall

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

relaxing



I think it was at least 10 minutes...if not more
that blackbird was sitting...relaxing...looking....
thaking a splash....did some preening...
splashing some more.

than again looking...relaxing....
no hurry...no going here, running there
just having a nice enjoyable time in the water, on a hot sunnyday .

great fun




It is great fun in the birdbath.
This family of blue-tits... having time-out.
(click-click images for closer view, having great fun)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

robins bath






From a distance I saw robin perched on the arch.
I saw him looking to the bird bath,
I saw him thinking...shall I?

The next moment he sat in the water...
I tried to come a little closer...
he left...
Mostly he comes back for a second dive.
which he did.

Monday, August 17, 2009

ladybirds party




I was visiting my parents today.

To my amazement my mother showed me their ladybird tree.
In the pears lots of ladybirds were feasting.
There were clusters of ladybirds, sitting in a pear-hole.... eating pear!
I always thought ladybirds only ate lice,
but this I never have seen.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

blackbird

hesitating..almost afraid for the water,
this blackbird finaly took his plunge.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

fluff ball





A while later, after the party,
I saw one of the blue-tits sitting on a branch.
shaking... preening...all feathers out...lovely sight,
like a ball of feathers.

Having finished the shaking,
he sat for a while...looking...being all fluff

blue-titsparty




A whole flock of blue-tits and one coal, arrived at the birdbath.
going in and out, in and out the water,
till they all stayed in the water for a together-dive

It definitely looked like they were having a party...!

Friday, August 14, 2009

small white

Double small whites...multiplying...

racing squirrel




This morning I saw 2 squirrels racing through one of my trees.
Its such a great sight...seeing them faster than water...
running and jumping over the branches, chasing each other.

One of them paused for moment, doing some inspection on his tail.